Donetsk water purification station recaptured from Ukrainian radicalsWorld February 26, 15:24
Opposition activist Dadin sentenced for disorders at rallies leaves jailRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 26, 12:58
Aerospace Force chief says Russian army to get new combat jets and helicoptersMilitary & Defense February 26, 11:15
Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Where to watch unique solar eclipse and spectacular ‘ring of fire’Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
MOSCOW, May 11 (Itar-Tass) —— The State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs and Relations with Compatriots will present to the house a draft appeal to President Vladimir Putin for intensifying support to compatriots living abroad, Committee Chairman Leonid Slutsky told a Friday press conference.
“It is necessary to intensify the interaction with compatriots living in former Soviet republics and other states,” he said. The committee will also discuss the resettlement program carried out by the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation. “This is the question of the return of compatriots to Russia,” he said.
The resettlement program tempo is unsatisfactory so far, Slutsky said, citing a shortage of state allocations as a reason. “We have a global task of the consolidation of the Russian world. This is not a goal one may be economical about,” he said.
The State Duma will insist on bigger allocations for supporting compatriots, who live abroad, already in the drafting of budget 2013, Slutsky said.
It is necessary to understand what the Eurasian integration course “could give to average peoples and voters,” he said. “Far from all support this idea now. They attribute it to the chiefs of state only. So contacts with the compatriots must be more energetic,” he said.